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Old 08-10-2011, 05:29 PM   #1
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2011 Black 2SS/RS "CHAOS"

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I’ve wanted a Camaro RS/SS since I was a teenager in the 80s. I always favored the 67-69, they were American Muscle. I really wasn’t crazy about any other Camaro since those three amazing years. Thirty years later, the 67-69s are hard to find and very expensive. Not to mention they lack the technology (nav/sat radio/bluetooth) found in new cars. When Chevy revived the Camaro, I went out and tried to find a 2SS/RS...no luck. With a 60+ day wait for the 2SS/RS, I purchased a 2010 2LT/ RS (V6 version) instead. Although I loved the car itself, it just didn’t feel right. I think the motto “if you’re gonna be a bear, be a grizzly” holds true. So....I finally purchased my dream car, a black 2SS/RS.


Completed Modifications:
  • Kenwood DNX6980 Nav/Sat Radio/Bluetooth/CD-DVD
  • Kenwood CMOS200 Backup Camera (works with DNX6980)
  • Metra Custom Dash Kit
  • Factory 21" wheels - Polished Aluminum with Gloss Black Powder Coating
  • Gorilla Wheel Locks
  • Front: Pirelli P Zero 245/40 / Rear: Pirelli P Zero 275/35
  • Borla ATAK Exhaust (catback)
  • CAI Cold Air Intake
  • Smoke Front and Rear Side Markers
  • Sequential LED Tail Lights – Black
  • Flat Black Tail Light Bezels
  • GM Heritage Grille
  • SS Emblem Grille (Black) by Sparks
  • SS Emblem Trunk (Black) by Sparks
  • SS Emblems Side (Black Billet)
  • SS Engine Cover Insert
  • Interior Stitching – Red
  • Backseat Windows (4%) and Rear Window Tint (17%)
  • SS Floor Mats – Black with red SS logo outlined in white
  • Custom Embroidered Headrests with Black SS Logo Outlined in Red
  • NJ Vanity Plate "2SSRS"

Planned Modifications:
  • Custom Leather/Suede Interior











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Old 08-11-2011, 12:35 PM   #2
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That is a good list of mods so far. Have fun modding!
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Old 08-13-2011, 06:19 AM   #3
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Metra Dash Kit Installed

Got the dash kit installed with the Kenwood radio. If you're considering getting this dash kit...DO IT! I am very happy with the look of the kit and the functionality is awesome!

The Metra Dask Kit (99-3010s for the 10-11 Camaro) cleans up the ugly radio and A/C controls. It also allows the car owner to customize the color of the LCD display and select the trucker lady if desired. The Kenwood radio selected (DNX6980) offers AM/FM Radio, Satellite Radio, Backup Camera, Nav System, CD/DVD Player and Bluetooth. The Kenwood allows customization of the colors as well. I configured the dash kit LCD colors and the radio button colors to match the Camaro’s light blue interior lighting.

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Old 08-13-2011, 07:23 AM   #4
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Black Bowties

Installed the Black bowties this morning. The mod only included the black bowties, reusing the chrome bowtie outline. To get the gold bowtie out of the chrome section without removing the emblem, just use a 1/4" drillbit to drill a hole in the gold section of the logo. Be sure not to drill all the way through the entire emblem. After you have the hole, use a screwdriver to pry it off. It was actually a 5 minutes mod...very easy.

*removed these and replaced them with Sparks SS emblems

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Old 08-13-2011, 09:03 AM   #5
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I also finished coloring the stitching this morning. Took about 2 hours and 2 pens were used.

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Old 08-13-2011, 11:40 AM   #6
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what make and model of back-up camera did you install?
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Old 08-13-2011, 12:06 PM   #7
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what make and model of back-up camera did you install?
It was a Kenwood camera. The parts needed were as follows:

CMOS200 - Kenwood Rearview Camera (there was a "better" Kenwood camera, but the picture was very washed out).

CASR20V - I think that was the cable needed for the camera.

Also, most backup cameras are powered when the car is put in reverse. I had them power mine so I can view the rear camera at any time.

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Old 08-14-2011, 10:53 AM   #8
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It was a Kenwood camera. The parts needed were as follows:

CMOS200 - Kenwood Rearview Camera (there was a "better" Kenwood camera, but the picture was very washed out).

CASR20V - I think that was the cable needed for the camera.

Also, most backup cameras are powered when the car is put in reverse. I had them power mine so I can view the rear camera at any time.
Anytime viewing would have to require an extra switch , right ?

Also can you take a pic from the pass/ side at like cross section so we can have a better idea how much the kit run over the 4 gages , thanks for you time .
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:30 AM   #9
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Anytime viewing would have to require an extra switch , right ?

Also can you take a pic from the pass/ side at like cross section so we can have a better idea how much the kit run over the 4 gages , thanks for you time .
One of the buttons on the Kenwood has a 2nd function if held down. That will display the rear camera at any time. I can also do a split screen with the display, 1/2 nav & 1/2 camera, 1/2 nav & 1/2 radio.


Happy to help!

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Old 08-14-2011, 11:32 AM   #10
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Installed the red side SS badges (these should have been on the car from the factory IMO!)

* I removed the "CAMARO" and SS emblem, replacing these with Sparks black SS emblems


Also installed the SS badge on the engine cover.

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Old 08-16-2011, 08:54 AM   #11
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Does anyone have a set of 2011 black SS wheel takeoffs (with or without tires) they want to sell?
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Old 08-16-2011, 04:04 PM   #12
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Sequential black LED Tail Lights

Installed my Sequential black LED Tail Lights today. I think it looks soooooo much better than the red tail lights! Took about 30 minutes, tricky getting the bezels off, but kinda easy mod overall.

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Old 08-16-2011, 04:27 PM   #13
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looks nice, how did you get the stitch colored? looks really good.
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:06 PM   #14
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looks nice, how did you get the stitch colored? looks really good.
Thanks!

I used a FabricMate pen. Took about 2 hours and I used 2 pens.


Be sure to wipe every 3-4 inches...don't do a long section and then try to wipe the excess away as it will be harder get it off.


BTW, I love the red stripe on your hood with the "SS"!

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Old 08-16-2011, 05:25 PM   #15
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:41 PM   #16
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Got the dash kit installed with the Kenwood radio. If you're considering getting this dash kit...DO IT! I am very happy with the look of the kit and the functionality is awesome!

The Metra Dask Kit (99-3010s for the 10-11 Camaro) cleans up the ugly radio and A/C controls. It also allows the car owner to customize the color of the LCD display and select the trucker lady if desired. The Kenwood radio selected (DNX6980) offers AM/FM Radio, Satellite Radio, Backup Camera, Nav System, CD/DVD Player and Bluetooth. The Kenwood allows customization of the colors as well. I configured the dash kit LCD colors and the radio button colors to match the Camaro’s light blue interior lighting.












how did you get a girl in your A/C screen? Looks BadAss
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:16 PM   #17
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how did you get a girl in your A/C screen? Looks BadAss

If you hold down the "snowflake" icon (the AC button) for about 10 seconds, the trucker lady will replace the stick figure guy.

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Old 08-17-2011, 03:53 PM   #18
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Got my red Sparks SS logo for my Heritage grille today. But....I like the black tail lights so much, I think I'm going to order the Black SS logos instead along with black tail light bezels.

Any thoughts? Would love to hear different opinions...I'm 50/50 on using red or black.

Choices:

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Old 08-18-2011, 01:51 PM   #19
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Go black, definitely. I love the color scheme of your Camaro, beautiful.
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:12 PM   #21
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How much did the navigation and rear camera cost? Any website links to where they sell it?
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:30 PM   #22
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with the dash kit/kenwood thing, did you retain steering wheel controls as well? Or are those lost? Sick ride btw! =)
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Go black, definitely. I love the color scheme of your Camaro, beautiful.
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How much did the navigation and rear camera cost? Any website links to where they sell it?
The Kenwood model is #DNX6980 and if you Google it, you'll find lots of people selling it. I paid $999 locally. I could have paid a little less online, but I didn't want any problems with the installer saying there were issues with something he wasn't providing. I went with a Kenwood (CMOS-200) backup camera. That was $200. There was a higher priced Kenwood camera, but the picture seemed washed out.

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http://www.kenwoodusa.com/Car_Entert...gation/DNX6980

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http://www.kenwoodusa.com/Car_Entert...ories/CMOS-200

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with the dash kit/kenwood thing, did you retain steering wheel controls as well? Or are those lost? Sick ride btw! =)
Yep, the steering wheel controls all still work. The "phone" button on the steering wheel still activates the "Onstar" phone. However, the bluetooth works perfectly with my iPhone.
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Heritage Grille

Got my Hertiage grille today. I installed it with the red Sparks SS logo, but I have already ordered the black replacement.

If you are planning on replacing your grille, the following tips are pearls:

#1 - Take the wheels off. This will save you a lot of time and frustration. It was actually an easy project with clear access to all of the bolts and screws.

#2 - Be sure to cover the nose tip well. I had cardboard over the concrete and towels over the cardboard and I still managed to get a small scuff on the nose tip. That really pissed me off since I thought I was careful.

#3 - Check the weather report. Nothing like working the last 15 minutes in a heavy downpour.

#4 - If you want to change the SS emblem or bowtie (or whatever), you will need to take the entire nose off again...so choose wisely.

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That last pic looks GREAT!

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